Alive’s community gardening sessions benefit hugely from the support of others in the community. There are many ways people do this. Some people spare time to bring a friend, relative or client to sessions and some volunteer to support our facilitators. Others fundraise for us or donate gardening materials in the form of plants, tools etc. We also welcome the financial assistance of others to run our sessions.

Volunteer with Alive

All of our sessions are supported by trained volunteers, without whom these sessions would be far less rewarding for participants. Contact us to find out about volunteering or see our volunteering opportunities – even if you would only be able to attend occasionally we’d love to hear from you! Volunteering in these sessions supports people to continue to engage with their community and gardening, no matter their age, health, mobility or prior experience.

Please subscribe to our Community Gardening Newsletter to be kept updated on ways to get involved.

Our Community Gardens

Alive has four community gardens that need support;

Supporting our gardens

Corporate Volunteering

We have many varied opportunities for corporate volunteering days. Many of which involve large groups helping with the overhaul of our community gardening spaces. Head over to our corporate volunteering page to find out more.

Sponsoring of parts of our dementia-friendly allotments or donating to these projects is another way for your business to support us if you are not able to provide volunteers at this time.

Donations of equipment

All of our gardens run on a very small budget. If you have any hand tools or other gardening equipment that you are no longer using we would love to put it to good use.

Donate money to support our therapeutic horticulture work

If you’d like to donate to our gardening sessions’ running costs, and by so doing support some of the more vulnerable people in our communities, please consider doing so using the buttons below.

Fundraise for Alive

Alive also encourages people to fundraise for the charity. When we were BBC Radio Bristol’s charity of the year, enough funds were raised to run free sessions in care homes for residents who benefitted hugely from the engaging, meaningful activities we facilitated.

If you have any questions please contact the Community Gardening Officer on 07379498764 or email